01 May Cape Camino – Walk and Talk
After completing my second section of Cape Camino this weekend, I am again so grateful that I live in this beautiful place where I can reconnect to my favourite body and soul activity.
My Camino in Spain in 2014 had a different dynamic – 3 weeks of walking in a foreign country with my daughter and her friend was wonderful and I would do it again in a heart beat. I’m not going to repeat so look here https://karonscamino.wordpress.com/
And see my talk about it here: https://youtu.be/IRxbYEs8kE8
I walked the first section of Cape Camino last November with a large group headed by Victor Prince, all complete strangers to me initially. I was undergoing shock and sadness a concerning a close family member early on Day 2, and talking to one or two walkers helped me to process. These strangers are now friends. The walking and the talking and the time for contemplation were the 3 tools I needed.
This time I walked with a small group from Rhodes Memorial to lower cable car carpark and it was cold, rather chatty and the group tended to be in 2 clusters. The second day just myself and a friend walked along the coast from same car park to Hout Bay – this was beautiful- and our conversations were deeper and further apart with much contemplation (she is an awesome listener and an old soul). The third day from Kommetjie to Scaborough we were accompanied by a guardian escort and were both more meditative and in our ‘zones’. Upon our arrival I realised that my entire being was de-stressed. My body held no typical aches or pains (besides legs being a little weary), I had no triggers, and for the first time in years I felt totally in flow.
So my question now is: How do I replicate this flow in everyday life? This year, I feel like I have been pulled off the planet, and dumped back into a life that isn’t my own. Challenges in most aspects of my life have all come at once.
What can I acknowledge? Where in my life am I sitting in reaction? Or expectation? Of stuff that mostly hasn’t even happened yet? What can I request from myself and others so as not to be powerless?
What decisions can I make so that I am not continually worrying and running around like a headless chicken?
What can I let go of so that I am not CARRYING these burdens, but attending to them and attaining completion?
These thoughts are coming to me now, 2 days after walking Cape Camino, as I’m starting to get back into my life and the familiar nudges are starting.
“As we walk, you will re-charge, re-boot and clear your head for your highest quality thinking to emerge, as you re-frame your thought patterns and beliefs, gain completely fresh perspectives, and create life-affirming intentions about the future ahead.” from https://www.walkingcoach.co.uk/individuals/
With first hand experience of Walk and Talk Coaching, the shift happens during the walk and the work happens afterwards.